You’re not one of the cool people unless Mick Hucknall has blocked you

It seems that Mick Hucknall of Simply Red has blocked me on Twitter.

Yesterday he got into a Twitter fight with Jeremy Corbyn and his supporters, in which Labour officials called him a political and musical has-been. He then started blocking everyone who even mentioned his name, regardless of context, and not just people who mentioned him by his @mjhucknall Twitter ID. For a while his name was a trending topic on Twitter, and half the tweets were “Why has Mick Hucknall blocked me”?

What sort of person doesn’t just look at their Notification column but ego-searches their name too? Previously I’d had absolutely no opinion on Mick Hucknall or his music. His world simply didn’t intersect with mine. Now, on the evidence of his behaviour he comes over as a narcissist who dishes it out but can’t take it.

The irony was that his criticism of Corbyn was at least partly justified. I’ve said very similar things myself.

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2 Responses to You’re not one of the cool people unless Mick Hucknall has blocked you

  1. Stephen says:

    Another funny thing about the Mick Hucknall affair is that everyone just assumed he was for leaving the EU because of the Corbyn criticism. If you look at his tweets (presuming you’re allowed to :) ) he is very pro remain.

  2. Tim Hall says:

    That’s another irony. People were assuming a position based on single tweet taken out of context, because the silly man had locked his account and nobody could read anything else.